Definition of remarkable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɑːkəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrkəbl//
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unusual or surprising in a way that causes people to take notice synonym astonishing a remarkable achievement/career/talent She was a truly remarkable woman. What is even more remarkable about the whole thing is… remarkable for something The area is remarkable for its scenery. remarkable that… It is remarkable that nobody noticed sooner. opposite unremarkable Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French remarquable, from remarquer ‘take note of’, from re- (expressing intensive force) + marquer ‘to mark, note’.Extra examples These cars are remarkable for the quietness of their engines. What they have achieved is just remarkable. a most remarkable musician a truly remarkable discovery He adapted to the new situation with remarkable speed. It was remarkable that the body had not been found sooner. The interior of the house was remarkable for its beauty. Winning the cup was a remarkable achievement.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: remarkable